Bring your experiences to help us improve our services.

Kinark recognizes that families encounter challenges, barriers and successes when accessing services. These experiences contribute to the unique perspectives that our Family Advisory Committee members bring and help guide and inform Kinark on how to improve services for children and families. Working together, we can enhance the quality of services provided by our agency and in our communities.


We are looking for families

Do you have experience navigating services? Are you interested in helping Kinark improve its services for families?

Kinark values our partnership with families and is committed to working directly with families to improve services for our children and youth and their families. Kinark is actively looking for a diverse group of family members (parents/caregivers, adult siblings, extended family members) with family lived experience in caring for a child/youth living with:

  • Mental health challenges
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Involvement with Forensic Mental Health services or supervised access

Ways to get involved

The Family Advisory Committee is a group of individuals who are either accessing, waiting to access, or have received Kinark services.

  • Attend monthly advisory meetings
  • Engage in ongoing communication with Kinark leaders and staff
  • Work collaboratively with Kinark employees in agency planning, decision making, and quality improvement

If you would like to learn more, check out the Family Advisory Brochure, or reach out to us by emailing and our Family Engagement Coordinator will contact you.

If you would like to join the Family Advisory Committee, please complete the Submission of Interest form below. Our Family Engagement Coordinator will contact you to discuss this opportunity in more detail. We look forward to connecting with you.